Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2010

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David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts: July 2009–June 2010

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"Barbade" evening ensemble
"Barbade" evening dress

Spring 1987
Designed by Christian Lacroix
For House of Patou
Center back (dress): 127 cm (50 in.) Height x length (wrap): 104.1 x 325.1 cm (41 x 128 in.) Length (shoes): 27.9 cm (11 in.)
Dress: silk plain weave, printed Wrap: silk plain weave, printed Shoes: silk satin weave, printed; leather; plastic

Classification: Costumes

Culture: French

Object Place: Paris, France

Accession number: 2010.386.1-4

Description: Pink and black strapless evening dress with two tiered pouf shirt with large pink rose and black bow in between. Bodice and skirt pink with black floral patterning and underskirt is printed with horizontal brown, pink, white, and black stripes. Zipper at center back. Interior lined in white silk. Pink, brown, black, and white striped chiffon evening wrap. White and brown striped pumps

Provenance/Ownership History: 1987, produced by Christian Lacroix for the House of Jean Patou, Paris; March 28, 2010, Jean de Moüy sale, Chayette et Cheval, Paris, lot 206, to Cameron Silver of Decades Inc., Los Angeles [see note 1]; purchased from Decades by the MFA (Accession date: June 16, 2010) NOTES: [1] Jean de Moüy is Jean Patou's grand nephew.

William E. Nickerson Fund